1894-2019:125 years of internationally coordinated glacier monitoring
Achievements and future challenges
Almaty, Kazakhstan 10.-14. September 2019
10.09.2019: arrival, registration, ice breaker, welcome speeches
11.09.2019: historical background & international monitoring strategy by Director WGMS, status reports on national implementation by NCs
12.09.2019: workshops on (i) reanalysing glacier mass balance series, (ii) geodetic glacier change assessments for entire mountain ranges, (iii) national and global glacier inventories, (iv) data submission, (v) strengthening the regional network
13.09.2019: excursion & public outreach
This meeting is on invitation only for WGMS National Correspondents (NCs) and representatives from partner organisations. All participants need to register until 31st of March 2019 here:
The WGMS has limited funds available for travel grants, mainly for NCs from the Global South. Applications need to be handed in with the registration and must include (a) a travel itinerary with indicated costs and (b) an explanatory statement from the home institution’s Director declaring the lack of funding. Application deadline is 31st of March 2019.
Participants are responsible for their visa applications.
A shared room accommodation for the participants is booked and covered by the organizers from 10.09.2019 to 14.09.2019. Additional nights before or after the meeting need to be organized and payed by the participants.
Weather & climate conditions
Local Organizing Committee (LOC)